Turner Broadcasting Systems under NVISION master control
August 4, 2008
Turner Broadcasting Systems (TBS) has installed a new NV5100MC multichannel master control switching system from NVISION for its television transmission services, which includes TNT HD, TBS HD, TBS East and West, Cartoon Network and Atlanta’s Peachtree TV.
The NV5100MC includes the exact features Turner required for its multchannel playout: mirrored back-up capability under automation control, with the option to go to full manual-switcher operation as required; increased audio channels, including Dolby E processing capability for HD content with surround sound; integration of external graphics, along with insertion of closed captioning and other services, without disrupting program delivery; and due to limited space, compact master control switcher panels that fit Turner’s existing control room consoles.
Turner also wanted to ensure that its operators could preview events as they are being built, without interfering with the automation. The NV5100 includes an independent full-function preview option that accommodates all the video functions that will be in the final program event, including background, three external and two logo keyers, along with true dual-squeeze previewing if needed. Single or dual squeeze can be added as simple daughterboard plug-ins on the core program/preset processor as well as preview.
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